The Weeknd Reveals His forthcoming album title “Starboy” And the official album the artwork Release Date on his social media accounts.
The Weeknd has gone ahead and made the album available for pre-order on iTunes, ultimately revealing the release date in the process.
Containing 18 tracks in total, the follow up to last year’s Beauty Behind The Madness is expected to arrive on November 25. Led by the newly-released title track, Starboy is being described as Abel’s best work to date.
He said :- “I think it’ll be the best-sounding album I’ve ever done,” he told VMAN. “It’s hard to label the sound because, when I first came out, nobody would label it R&B. I just want to keep pushing the envelope without it feeling forced.”
The cover hints the singer could be backing away from the Gothic imagery of his most recent hit release, “Beauty Behind the Madness,” in favour of a look that evokes the stylings of Quentin Tarantino movie posters.
In the shot, the Weeknd is basked in blue light against a vibrant red background, with a large crucifix hanging from his neck. He’s also missing his famous dreadlocks in favour of a shorter haircut.
The photograph was shot by Nabil, who has worked with the singer in the past and filmed music videos for Frank Ocean and K’naan.
The Weeknd, recently spoke with fashion and culture magazine Vman about the sound of his upcoming album, saying he found inspiration in artists and groups like the Smiths, Bad Brains, Talking Heads, Prince, and DeBarge.
His Ethiopian linguistic roots will also turn up on the album in a bigger way, he said. He briefly spoke Amharic on the track “The Hills” from “Beauty Behind the Madness.”
The album is Exclusively available for pre-order on iTunes . in the meantime Take a listen/preview ‘the Weeknd – Starboy feat. Daft Punk’ below!
Listen to the sample of Starboy track below!